14 Jan '12, 4am

Chinese Workers' Rights: Apple Makes a Small Step Forward | Care2 Causes

Chinese Workers' Rights: Apple Makes a Small Step Forward | Care2 Causes

For the first time ever, Apple has released a list of its 156 major suppliers , bringing the company in line with other US companies including Hewlett Packard, Intel and Nike who have released such lists in the past. Labor rights activists and journalists had been pushing for Apple to release such a list, in the hope that doing so might reveal whether Apple’s partners are treating their workers ethically. Activists are now hoping that Apple can be urged to improve conditions for workers in overseas factories. Apple has also agreed to allow outside monitors to inspect its partners’ factories and has become the first technology company to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA). Nike was the Washington-based FLA’s founding member in the 1990s, after reports about abuses, poor working conditions and low wages in its factories in Asia led to protests and boycotts. On Apple’s lis...

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